Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the 2020 independent film Aviva on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
“A freewheeling blend of dance and surrealist interrogations of gender identity…entrancing.“
“Its leaps and transitions are often mind-bending…illuminating and expansive.”
– The Hollywood Reporter
After meeting online, transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden embark on a tumultuous courtship, love affair and marriage. The couple struggles, separates, and tries to get back together, as dual aspects of each one’s personality battles forces inside and out.
Director Boaz Yakin ‘s (Remember the Titans) dreamy dance film, with choreography from former member of Israeli dance company Batsheva Dance Company and co-star Bobbi Jene Smith, tells a story that is timeless, universal and yet up-to-the-moment. The character of Aviva, played by both Zina Zinchenko (and at times by Or Schraiber), is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with Eden, played by Tyler Phillips (and at times Bobbie Jene Smith), a New Yorker. After a long courtship they meet in person and fall in love, settling into an intimate relationship that leads to marriage, but one, as many are, laced with conflicts. Incorporating exuberant dance sequences, and featuring a pair of principal characters played by four different actors daringly expressing both masculine and feminine sides, Aviva captures a restless and changing today where who we are as women and men, and how we navigate the world, is up for grabs.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This unrated film contains nudity and has runtime of about 2 hours.
If you want to purchase 4 or more titles in the Power House Movie series together and save 10%, please call the box office at 509-529-6500 (offer not available online).
Please review our current health and safety precautions, including required mask use. Ticket holders will receive an email during the week before the show with any updates.
Power House Movies are powered by what you can’t get anywhere else in the Walla Walla Valley. Not only do we showcase award-winning festival favorites, feature-length narratives, documentaries, and undiscovered gems, we pair them with exclusive content from the movie makers themselves – most often in conversation with our Director of Film Programming, Warren Etheredge. Join us for a night out in our historic venue, and enjoy a glass of wine with the show. It’s an experience worth leaving the couch for!
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